The 20-years-in-a-coma-apostate.

by Glander 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Glander

    He was an elder and took his personal study seriously. In fact, the day the drunk driver crossed the center line and hit him head on he had been going over that Sundays Watchtower lesson in his head. When he woke up his whole life had changed. His wife had gray hair, his kids were no longer kids, they were adults. His dog, Spike, was long dead. 20 years had passed in a blink of the eye. The one thought he clung to was "The Turth", that rock of spiritual light that was always there. He couldn't wait to get back to the meetings.

    He was warmly welcomed and once again devoured the spiritual food from the faithful slave. He began to have some questions and freely discussed them with the brothers and sisters. At one point he wrote the Society for clarification of the 1914 generation 'new light' and a couple of questions about the blood issue. The replys he received only left him with more questions.

    He was disfellowshipped for apostasy a month later.

    (this is hypothetical food for thought)

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Interesting scenario.

    It kinda ties in the thread about what version of the "truth" do JWs stick to. In my opinion, they tend to stick to the beliefs they learnt when they were first becoming a JW. Doctrines do change over 20 years, so he'd be lost, or at least, left behind doctrinally.

    People do wake up after being in a coma after many years. It must be terribly confusing for them.

  • jean-luc picard
    jean-luc picard
    The replys he received only left him with more questions.

    Shame he had forgotten one thing:

  • the-illuminator81

    You don't need a 20 years coma to start asking questions.. and yes asking questions like Jesus taught us "keep asking" will get you disfellowshipped.

  • dm6
  • sizemik

    That's what happened to me!

  • dm6

    sizemik r u serious brother?

  • sizemik

    Tongue in cheek dm6 . . . but serious too.

    The 26 years I spent believing the bullshit seems like a comatose dreamlike experience to me now. Almost like it happened to someone else. The wake-up moment was like coming out of it . . . and the exit quickly followed. We started again from scratch . . . and all my kids were almost grown up. It's an eerie parallel.

  • dm6

    lol wow my wit is slow today didnt seem to catch onto that.

    Sizemik, wow 26 years thats a hell of a lot of life spent there. But im sure not all of it was bad memories, you must have had good times to remember.

    so whats your story? were you disfellowed? how long have you been out of it now?

  • sizemik

    Of course dm6 . . . there were many good times . . . I always made sure of that. In a way, I wish the day to day life had been less enjoyable . . . it might have woken me up earlier. There is still a huge sense of loss when you get out . . . because of the opportunities lost. And all of the hours, weeks, months, years of work that suddenly one day . . . meant zip.

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